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A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)

Stan and Ollie get involved with con men, crooks, a genial magician, and two interchangeable coffins with disastrous but funny results.

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Complete credited cast:
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Stan (as Laurel)
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Ollie (as Hardy)
Dante ...
Dante the Magician (as Dante the Magician)
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Margo
John Shelton ...
Tommy White
Don Costello ...
Doc Lake
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Frank Lucas
Edward Gargan ...
Police Lt. Foster
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Attorney Malcolm Kilgore
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Darby Mason
James Bush ...
Joe Morgan
Lou Lubin ...
Dixie Beeler
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Parker
Richard Lane ...
Phillips
Willie Best ...
Waiter
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The boys are recruited by a gang of thugs to get a coffin containing one of their far from dead colleagues to Dayton to try and get at an inheritance. After the coffin gets switched with the one Dante the Magician uses in his act, his stage show gets more than usually popular. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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7 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick und Doof als Geheimagenten beim FBI  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The town of Milledgeville is mentioned. There is no Milledgeville in California, but there is in Oliver Hardy's home state of Georgia. Hardy sometimes referred to place names near his home in his films as an "in-joke," See more »

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Oliver Hardy: [to Stan] Well, here's another nice predicament you've gotten me into.
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References Sons of the Desert (1933) See more »

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A-Haunting We Will Go (1942) **
4 October 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

First things first - this is not a "horror-comedy" as I presumed it would be by the title. I mean, even the opening credits have the name of the film in ghoulish lettering along with the spooky image of a ghost leering down at Stan and Ollie, for crying out loud! But getting past that -- this is one of those oft-despised latter day "Fox films" that the aging team of Laurel and Hardy made after their greatest works at Hal Roach Studios. It's not as "heinous" as most critics make it out to be, but it's not one of their better forties movies either. In this one, the "boys" get released from a stay in jail and are told to leave town. So they meet up with a group of swindling crooks (one of them is played by a very young Elisha Cook Jr.) who need their help in traveling to Dayton, Ohio. The dopey plot is all over the place, but along the way there are some small chuckles to be had (the hitchhiking fiasco, the "Inflato" machine duping) and a few mildly cute slapstick gags. But things sink as the film goes on and "Dante the Magician" takes up too much screen time (he's even top billed along with Laurel and Hardy!) ** out of ****


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